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This vacancy is for an Anesthesiologist (Physician) for the Albany, VAMC. This vacancy will be used to fill one full-time permanent appointment, however part-time or intermittent opportunities up to 1.0 total full-time employee equivalent may also be considered. The normal tour of duty for this vacancy is Monday through Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm with on-call hours that vary, typically 1 in 5 first call, 1 in 5 second call. Functional Statement for the position is Albany VAMC Department of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiologist, VM-0602, # F9014.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.va.gov.NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Incentives are not available for this recruitment.
Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.
This position is located in the Anesthesiology Service, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York and supports the Network 2 Mission to care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence. This position is responsible for providing a broad range of anesthesiology interventions to Veterans receiving care at the VAMC. Duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the Medical Center. The incumbent follows established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Anesthesiology, Department of VHA, and the profession. Each Anesthesiologist functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff.
This functional statement is specific to physicians assigned to Anesthesiology to perform duties as an Anesthesiologist.
· The Anesthesiologist is responsible for direct supervision of perioperative anesthetic care to patients, including preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care, in compliance with national accreditation standards. Types of surgeries include but are not limited to: general surgery, orthopedics, plastics, ophthalmology, diabetic foot, and oral surgery. Assignment will include rotational on-call coverage.
· The Anesthesiologist provides anesthesia-related direct patient care in all functional areas of the OR, PACU, ICU ward and clinic settings as needed.
· The Anesthesiologist must meet anesthesia-related documentation requirements set forth by Joint Commission and participates in development and implementation of program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of quality anesthetic care
· The Anesthesiologist is responsible for maintaining current clinical privileges and keeping licensure, CPR/ACLS, and all other appropriate documents up to date.
SCOPE OF ASSIGNED DUTIES:
The Anesthesiologist is charged with delivering the best possible anesthesia care to our Veteran patients. This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards and pertains to outpatients as well as inpatients.
The Anesthesiologist works within her or his privileges at all times.
The Anesthesiologist is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She or he must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of anesthesia care; i.e. s/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen.
Alternative or collateral duties may include management of a subsection of anesthesiology patients, with the subsection being defined either by a disease status (e.g. gastroenterology patients, chronic pain management patients), or demographic status (women veterans, OIF/OEF veterans, employees etc). Typically these duties are designated at the time of joining but may be assigned in the course of employment in response to new initiatives.
The Anesthesiologist will be expected to add her or his special skills to the department.
Teaching is an integral part of the work of a VA staff Anesthesiologist. This pertains to colleagues, residents, medical and nursing students, nursing and other ancillary staff.
The staff Anesthesiologist exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested.
Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion.
All VA requirements must be met on a timely basis
Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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